Wanda Hazel Gag was born in New Ulm Minnesota in 1893. She was an illustrator and children s book author. I first became familiar with the Ms Gag when I spotted this book at a garage sale a few years ago. I was struck but the colors and loved the illustrations within as well. I was recently reading this with my son and decided to find out more about Ms Gag and I am glad I did as I didn't even know she hailed from Minnesota.